1L of a ride : a well-traveled professor's roadmap to success in the first year of law school /
Andrew J. McClurg, Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, the University of Memphis.
Third edition.
St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2017]
xxvii, 479 pages ; 23 cm
1634607899, 9781634607896
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St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2017]
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Destination law school -- Pre-trip planning: what to do before you arrive -- Fear factor: top five law student worries -- What kind of student do you want to be: twenty law student types -- The first-year curriculum: what to expect -- The first days: starting out right -- The Socratic and case methods -- Reasons to participate in class and ten tips for doing it well -- Law professors -- The top five habits of successful students: a C.R.E.D.O. -- Case-briefing -- Note-taking -- Outlining -- A short course in law school exams -- Exam preparation -- Law school essay exams: fifteen common mistakes -- Tackling law school multiple-choice questions -- Legal research and writing: an interview with five experts -- The bleak side of law school -- Maintaining well-being -- Welcome back to the jungle: the perilous second semester -- "Night" and other nontraditional students -- Law school and outside relationships -- Law review, moot court, and other extracurricular activities -- Recapping law school's first year in the words of students -- The end of a long and grinding road -- Appendix. Sample essay question.
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